About Us

How it all started...

GO-VA was founded in May 2014 by Matt Kesby an Australian Entrepreneur and Execution Practise Leader for Franklin Covey at the time. FranklinCovey is a global leader in effectiveness training, productivity tools, strategy execution consulting and assessment services for organisations and individuals. Well known for the books, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 4 Disciplines of Execution.

In 2008, Matt & his sister, Fiona Kesby GO-VA’s CEO, started offshoring tasks via Upwork (Odesk). There were many great success stories and also many frustrations in managing a virtual team working from home. Deadlines missed as VA’s were working for other clients, not being able to make contact for days, interruptions due to power outages and internet loss. Not to mention the loss of time training up new team members with each new project.

The concept was great but wasn’t truly effective. With Matt’s passion for the SME sector, his experience with freelance virtual assistants and his execution management experience, he wanted all business owners to have the opportunity to effectively offshore tasks without the high costs of setting up an offshore business or the loss of control via complete outsourcing. Thus, GO-VA was created. GO-VA finds the top talent in the market, have their client decide who and how work will be performed and then, house and care for them in their office in Cebu, Philippines. The office is led by Fiona who relocated to the Philippines in May 2015 and brought 16 years of Australian & International Recruitment experience. GO-VA’s philosophy is to offshore low value tasks to the Philippines in order to create more time for Australian, NZ, US, UK & Singapore based team members to execute on strategy and scale their business.

Company Values


  • Care

  • Drive
  • Humility

  • Learn
  • Gratitude

  • Execute

  • Find a way

LEADERSHIP

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Fiona Kesby

CEO  linkedin

Fiona Kesby, CEO, has over 18 years experience in the Recruitment Industry. She is passionate about providing team members with an environment that is supportive and caring, encourages career growth, confidence and a love for learning.

Fiona & her family relocated to Cebu, Philippines in 2015 and encourages you to come to visit her and the team in our office.

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Matt Kesby

Founder  linkedin

Matt Kesby Founder & Entrepreneur who trains organizations in strategies that require people to significantly change their behaviors to deliver new & outstanding results. Has been outsourcing to overseas staff since 2008 and the owner of NUPAY Investments

PARTNER

Victoria Nolasco

Certified GO-VA Partner

OUR TEAM

Marnie Aliviado
Marnie Aliviado

General Manager

Ian Sarthou

Projects & Implementation Manager

Zana Gawan-Taylor

Operations Manager

Rosanna Abangan
Rosanna Abangan

EA to the CEO

Carlos Enriquez
Carlos Enriquez

Results Coach

Michael Carreon
Michael Carreon

Results Coach

Lloyd Quintana
Lloyd Quintana

Results Coach

Nathan Villanueva
Nathan Villanueva

Results Coach

Chesca Misa
Marie Franchesca Misa

Results Coach

Alpha Jane Omega

Results Coach

Araceli Tancinco
Araceli Tancinco

Results Coach

HUMAN RESOURCES

Mary Lood

EOD Manager

Geraline Sagun

HR Business Partner

Kyren Cabellon
Kyren Mearr Cabellon

HR Generalist

Karen Casalme

HR Process & Systems

Eunice Faye Tabar

Wellness Officer

FINANCE

Chino Chua
Chino Chua

Financial Controller

Genevieve Almedilla
Genevieve Almedilla

Finance Officer – Billing and Accounts

Jean Olidan
Jean Olidan

Finance Officer – Payroll

Nilda Dequinco
Nilda Dequinco

Finance Officer – Payables

Darwin Bernaje
Bernaje Darwin

Purchasing Clerk

Nivelyn Arriesgado
Nivelyn Arriesgado

Government Liaison Officer

TALENT RECRUITMENT

Julie Sabordo
Julie Ann Sabordo

Client Success Manager

Ann Preolco
Ann Preolco

Recruiter

Vanessa Apal
Vanessa Apal

Recruiter

Monalisa Evangelista

Recruiter

John Carlo Alilin
John Carlo Alilin

Recruiter

Charmaine Carayo
Charmaine Carayo

Recruitment Administrator

Jenelyn Baclay
Jenelyn Baclay

Recruitment Administrator

Cristine Ansit
Cristine Ansit

Recruitment Administrator

Ralph Macabinta

Videographer – Recruitment

MARKETING & CREATIVE

Ivy Concha
Ivy Concha

Chief Happiness Officer

Gemstar Branzuela
Gemstar Branzuela

Videographer

Jason Holbrook
Jason Hoolbrook

Assistant Videographer

Raymond Arsenal

Video Editor

Lean Estose

Digital Marketing Expert

Nikki Zamora
Nikki Zamora

Social Media Coordinator

Elmer Perez
Elmer Perez

Content Writer/ Proofreader

IT / TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Michael Aliviado

IT Support

Joseph Clark Ombrog

IT Support

Michael Gloria
Michael Gloria

IT Support

Kevin Jordan
Kevin Jordan

IT Support